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AirForce Texan Reviews

AirForce Texan Big Bore Air Rifle

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By Steve from USA on 2016-09-22 18:04:37

Things I liked:

I do not own the Texan yet.....but I will. I went to the Pyramid Air Shoot in Dover Ohio and shot this thing.........and it was.........more fun than any other air gun I've ever shot. Pyramid Air is kind enough to allow folks to try out airguns. The Texan was one of them. They also had the 25 Condor SS. Shot the Condor first. Great gun....Then the Texan 45. I aimed at a spinning target at about 40 yards.......a target that I guess I was not supposed to shoot at. I hit it......and the spinning target flew into the air and disappeared into the woods in the background. That target traveled about 25 yards in the air and landed somewhere in the back of the range. I immediately got this huge grin on my face as everyone said..."Oh wow.....did you see that?" A bunch of folks were grinning and laughing. I was hooked. They had to ask me to stop shooting and buy it already. I told them.....soon......very soon.

Things I would have changed:

My under ware after taking my first shot with this gun. More like a powder burner than an air gun.

What others should know:

This gun gets about 5 shots with each fill up. It is loud. It is long........ It is fun. It is awesome. It is accurate. It is........what an air gun should be. I am still grinning after a couple of weeks just thinking of shooting this thing. Hurry up Christmas......my gift to me. I will have to get another air tank as I will be using a whole lot more air than I am right now.

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

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By Clayton from USA on 2020-08-13 18:18:49

Things I liked:

NA

Things I would have changed:

Needs a more reliable valve.

What others should know:

Beware of the TX2 valve..Just got the .50 Texan, took it to the range, charged it to 3000 psi. shot it 3 or 4 times, recharged it to 3000 psi, shot it 2 or 3 times, on the next shot the valve dumped to zero .and drove the scope back into my eye, lots blood. Called Air Force and talked to Camille. It was a very unsatisfactory call. Her position was that it was operator error, and there was no way anything could be wrong with the TX2 valve. She suggested that I recharge the tank and fire it again to see if the same thing happened again, which would hve been nuts..When I removed the tank and valve to send it back to Air Force (at my expense) when I shook the tank there was a rattle in it, maybe a broken part of the valve? It should be noted that I have owned an Air Force Condor .177 for some years and have had no problems with it.

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I bought a new Seneca Recluse.357 in March from PA, had it sent right to Saddle Mountain Gunsmith to have Will Piatt power tune it. He sent me chrony results. After the tune it made 192 fpe from a 140 grain bullet at 786 fps. It made 191 from an 81 grain at 1030 fps. I saw the ad on PA, the Texan is the most powerful production air rifle made. So I bought one to see. I had PA do the 10 for $10 test. (Always a great idea). They sent chrony results. An 81 grain JSB , same as Will Piatt used, made 217 fpe at 1100 fps. I knew from the first shot fired it had more than my tuned Recluse. It has more solid feel. More kick, more sound. I had to buy suppressors, they both sound alike, LOUD! I already had a Neil Clague for the Recluse, and a DonnyL for another rifle. Both are quiet now. It comes to what you want. Will Piatt sadly passed away in July, his business died as well. The Recluse is still my favorite. Beautiful wood stock and deeply blued. The Texan is painted and easy to nick.

    Things I would have changed:

    Make it blued instead of painted. I don't care for the tank end. It just has that shoulder rest. I still can't get it adjusted where I want it.

    What others should know:

    It's been said, You don't need it, you just want it. You'll want this. It is the most powerful .357 production air rifle made. It's quite expensive, I paid $720 for my Recluse and another $300 for the tune. The Texan was $1160. I almost traded the .357 Texan for the .45 cal, but why? The .45 will take deer or hogs, but I only hunt groundhogs.

  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I have had nothing but trouble with this gun. Whoever designed the way you attach air tank to gun...bad design. The air tank always became "loose" and I had to start the attachment process all over again. The sprocket tool used to tighten air tank is difficult and tedious to use. I have fired approximately 75 rounds through gun. The last time I fired gun was on the target range. The gauge on bottle indicated it was half full. After I loaded a .357 pellet into breech I cocked gun, released the safety and when I fired, all I heard was a "click". Obviously the gauge on air tank was defective. When I contacted Airforce, they gave me a return authorization to ship rifle to them...at my expense. I spent approximately $200 to purchase a box, packing material, and shipping charge. This was 6 weeks ago, and I haven't received any communications from Airforce. I have never had to ship a defective firearm to a manufacturer on my dime. Very unhappy...

    Things I would have changed:

    Better process to attach air tank to rifle...the sprocket tool is a terrible design.

    What others should know:

    I would not recommend this rifle.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Well built for the most part, tuning was relatively short to accomplish sub moa at 75 yards. (257) Ive Shot around 300 rounds so far and the first 6 shots stay relatively consistent through the chrony. ( 983-939 psi sloping) I cast my own bullets and have found them to shoot very accurate thru this gun.I lube my bullets with shock oil and have had very little lead deposit build up within the barrel. I like the new flick style safety as well. Its A pretty decent air rifle and Ive had zero troubles with it.

    Things I would have changed:

    Would be nice to have a bit more of a robust pistol grip, and forend . Also weaver or pickatinny scope and assesories mounting rather than the 11mm dove tail, that you need to buy adapters for.

    What others should know:

    Pyramid air does a great job of answering any questions, before and after a purchase, top notch. Pay the extra 10 to have your gun test fired and inspected before shipping. Itll Prevent down time and returns.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Very accurate, and there really isn't many options at this power level

    Things I would have changed:

    Quality control is lacking, unrefined finish on more than a few places.

    What others should know:

    Disappointed the images showed a gen 2 model with the upgraded trigger guard, and received a gen 1..

  • 5.0 5.0

    2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I have had nothing but problems with this air rifle. I have shot this gun only a few times and I always have problems with this gun. The air bottle will not remain tight, the gun loses air pressure, and the method to tighten bottle is poorly engineered.

    Things I would have changed:

    The method used to tighten air bottle needs to be re-engineered.

    What others should know:

    Buy a Benjamin Bulldog; I wish I had.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Everything its bad to the bone sweet

    Things I would have changed:

    Wish it was a little cheaper to have cool things lol

    What others should know:

    Its addicting and will cause u to go broke have a good job lol

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Lifetime warranty. Seems to be of quality craftsmanship

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Awesome for medium size game

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    So far everything Its American whats not to like

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing at all

    What others should know:

    Be careful it gets expensive and it is addicting so be prepared to spend some cone if u decide to get into the big bore world

  • 4.0 4.0

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    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    powerful, fun to shoot, easy side lever, safety in the perfect spot

    Things I would have changed:

    build seemed cheap. Tank would not come off. No way, no how. Called Pyramid and they suggested a vice. I have a vice and carefully padded it and still no way. I would have broken the gun before it twisted off for sure. And yes, the set screw was out.

    What others should know:

    Put some grease or anti sieze on the threads but I think running a tap through the receiver would be good too as I'm sure I must have caught a burr. For the price of this gun there should be a minimum of quality controll. I finally got ticked off and sent it back for a refund. I miss it, it was a nice gun and I'll probably get another

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This rifle is accurate! After a dozen shots, it was cutting paper @ 25 yards

    Things I would have changed:

    Not a thing.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Power, fit & finish, appearance

    Things I would have changed:

    I am not sure yet....

    What others should know:

    The rifle has some press as being in-accurate in the 308 caliber. From what I can tell, this is undeserved. So far, I have shot exclusively Nielsen specialty ammo. Starting with the 65 & 85 grain weights. Everyone states this rifle likes the 120 grain and up weight slugs and it may... but so far the 65 and 85 grain slugs will print well under 2 Inches at 100 yds when shooting bagged front & rear. My best 5 shot group untethered is 1.3 MOA with 4 of the hits going SUB-MOA. Will the rifle do this every time? I dont Know but it easily prints under 2 inches without fail. The 65s like zero hammer preload and 1800 psi fill. This will give you 5 shots making around 140-150 fpe out of the 34 inch barreled model. The 85s seem to like 2800 psi and about 40% preload and will give you 3-5 good grouping shots per fill at about 1040 FPS and 200 fpe. This is a work in process. Check Motorgearhead on YouTube for 100 yd videos. Working on 200 yds now.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    As much fun as you can have with an air bottle. The power of this rifle is amazing, and the kick of shooting a 300 grain slug just ads to the fun.

    Things I would have changed:

    More available accessories would be nice.

    What others should know:

    This kind of fun is not cheap. By the time you buy a scope, a bottle, and an air compressor, you will be well over 2 grand. Nobody needs one of these guns....you just have to want one.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    EVERYTING, Power, Accuracy the gun is just amazing, all the 5 star reviews on this gun are the real deal 1" groups at 100 + yards, the guys at the range all want to shoot it !!

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing, if it works great why tinker with it

    What others should know:

    You will need a big tank if you want fire more than 5 rounds, I have the 100 cf Air Venturi tank, this will get me a whole days worth of shooting, and you will need a compressor to fill the tank

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The Texan has Power!

    Things I would have changed:

    I would like to see more and better accessories for the Airforce line of guns.

    What others should know:

    Buy a compressor its really worth the money

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The power and accuracy.

    Things I would have changed:

    Big air tank for more shots.

    What others should know:

    This is a great air rifle. This thing love to shot all kinds of ammo. Have found Griffin 135 gr hpbt to be sub moa at 100 yards.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I have had a .45 Texan for over a year. This year I have shot 6 pigs, and about 1/2 of them dropped on the spot. I will probably take a couple of does in the late Texas special season in the next couple of weeks. I try to keep all shots under 50 yards. I use Hunter Supply 250 gr hollow point or 350 gr flat point. I use a Burris 3-9 scope instead of a high power air rifle scope since I consider this a hunting rifle.

    Things I would have changed:

    The thin rubber overlay on the butt started coming off, and while deciding how to best glue it back, I had an inspiration. I tried a standard AR slip on recoil pad that I had laying around--and it fits and looks like it was made for it! It also fits my Condor, so I will be ordering another one for it.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    powerful and accurate very impressed bought this as a gift for my husband. sort of expensive but well worth it! he is now stuck on owning a collection of these in different calibers.

    Things I would have changed:

    the rail size it is so hard to find a bi-pod to fix this gun that won't break the bank

    What others should know:

    gun is very loud not back yard friendly and to powerful to be shot in urban areas use with extreme caution

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The gun is well designed, not complicated to operate. The adjustable power is a very cool feature. Speaking of power, the output is astonishing. For a production rifle, the details are very good. I have no doubt that it will be a reliable piece. The accuracy is as good as anything I have ever seen. No regrets buying this gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing as far as the gun. It seems priced a bit high, beyond the budget of a lot of people.

    What others should know:

    The range of ammo available in .457 is very nice. I charge my air tank with a hand pump. It takes anywhere from 35 to 80 pumps per shot depend on the 'pellet' grain weight. The gun is LOUD. The noise and the kick are proportional to the projectile weight.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Power and accuracy is awesome, when you hold the Texan you can really feel the good workmanship that went in it.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would like to see the newer valve set up on the .357 like its Bigger brothers. Also do something about it valve locking from time to time. Other then that it is solid.

    What others should know:

    This thing is loud!! You wont Be disappointed with any of the Texan big bores. I ordered the hunters combo and still been waiting to hear something about the air bolts but no one can give me ETA just that there on back order. Smh.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This thing is freaking awsome. Pretty sure everyone knows this is not a backyard friendly gun, but I'm gonna say it again, even with a moderator it is pretty loud. Lighter ammo like the round balls in 308 are definitely supersonic with the associated crack. The gun feels super solid like a real gun should. I've only just begun to get it sighted in but every indication is it will be a very accurate hunting gun. Can't wait to bag my first coyote.

    Things I would have changed:

    Owners manual is a little sparce on specifics like maintenance and specifics on recommended ammo. Be nice if their website had online ordering and prices of accessories.

    What others should know:

    Its Loud, makes big holes in stuff.

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